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Securing DSR against wormhole attacks in multirate ad hoc networks

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A wormhole attack is one of the hardest problems to detect whereas it can be easily implanted in any

    type of wireless ad hoc network. A wormhole attack can easily be launched by the attacker without

    having knowledge of the network or compromising any legitimate nodes. Most existing solutions either

    require special hardware devices or make strong assumptions in order to detect wormhole attacks

    which limit the usability of these solutions. In this paper, we present a security enhancement to

    dynamic source routing (DSR) protocol against wormhole attacks for ad hoc networks which relies on

    calculation of round trip time (RTT). Our protocol secures DSR against a wormhole attack in ad hoc

    networks for multirate transmissions. We also consider the processing and queuing delays of each

    participating node in the calculation of RTTs between neighbors which to date has not been addressed

    in the existing literature. This work provides two test cases that show that not taking multirate

    transmission into consideration results in miss identifying a wormhole attack.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Qazi, S., Raad, R., Mu, Y. & Susilo, W. (2013). Securing DSR against wormhole attacks in multirate ad hoc networks. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 36 (2), 582-592.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84874675140

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/333

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 582

End Page


  • 592

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • A wormhole attack is one of the hardest problems to detect whereas it can be easily implanted in any

    type of wireless ad hoc network. A wormhole attack can easily be launched by the attacker without

    having knowledge of the network or compromising any legitimate nodes. Most existing solutions either

    require special hardware devices or make strong assumptions in order to detect wormhole attacks

    which limit the usability of these solutions. In this paper, we present a security enhancement to

    dynamic source routing (DSR) protocol against wormhole attacks for ad hoc networks which relies on

    calculation of round trip time (RTT). Our protocol secures DSR against a wormhole attack in ad hoc

    networks for multirate transmissions. We also consider the processing and queuing delays of each

    participating node in the calculation of RTTs between neighbors which to date has not been addressed

    in the existing literature. This work provides two test cases that show that not taking multirate

    transmission into consideration results in miss identifying a wormhole attack.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Qazi, S., Raad, R., Mu, Y. & Susilo, W. (2013). Securing DSR against wormhole attacks in multirate ad hoc networks. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 36 (2), 582-592.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84874675140

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/333

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 582

End Page


  • 592

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom